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The Salt

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

Lau's Lament Eric Lau
Harps in Space Eric Lau
The Risk Mic Powers
Los Angeles The Shaolin Afronauts
Amhara The Shaolin Afronauts
Drowned in Desire Compass & Knife
A Season of Loss Compass & Knife
It's Obvious Chastity Belt

Kelly Kuhns's 2-year-old son Oliver was born with Down syndrome. She says that she was shocked when a prenatal test revealed a Trisomy 21 mutation. But, she says, "he's still a baby. He's still worthy of a life just like everybody else." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Down Syndrome Families Divided Over Abortion Ban

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They'll Lie to You Soular Order
No Goodbyes Soular Order

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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The Christmas Song Trio West
Winter Wonderland Trio West
IDK Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Braxton Cook
Hotel The Antlers

A tick grasping a dinosaur feather is preserved in 99 million-year-old amber from Myanmar. Peñalver et al/Nature Communications hide caption

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Amber-Trapped Tick Suggests Ancient Bloodsuckers Feasted On Feathered Dinosaurs

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Leraine Secede feat. Kettel

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waits to speak at the 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. He told the audience the U.S. shouldn't require North Korea to promise to give up its nuclear weapons as a condition of holding talks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tillerson's North Korean Overture Highlights His Credibility Problem

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Backpack RRAREBEAR
Spirit Pools RRAREBEAR
Sorama Love DJ Sorama
Two Moons Toe
Goodbye Toe
Infinite Mirror LITE